In this article, we will explore the biblical meaning of hats in dreams and how we can interpret dreams about hats.
In dreams, hats can symbolize a variety of things. For example, they can represent power, authority, or position. They can also indicate the dreamer’s covering and protection. This is the beauty of looking into God’s Word and seeing what something can mean. And In this post, we’ll take a closer look at some of the biblical meanings of hats in dreams.
As you’ll see, there is no one-size-fits-all interpretation for hats in dreams or any other dream; the meaning will vary depending on the specific context of the dream. However, consider symbolic meanings and devote yourself in prayer as as you reflect on your own dreams involving hats.
I have been writing about dreams for awhile now on Think About Such Things and if you are still new this subject then I would encourage you to check out my Christian Dream Interpretation page. Here you will find more articles on different dreams, but also articles on learning about dreams in the Bible like Does God Speak to Us in Dreams? and What Is the Difference Between Dreams and Visions?
What is the Biblical Meaning of Hats in Dreams?
When we think of hats we think of baseball caps, beanies, berets, fedoras and so on. There are tons of different kinds of hats and each culture seems to embrace distinctive ones. This can make it difficult when we have a dream about hats or a dream where a hat is very prevalent.
What we will do is explore what scripture says and try to get a basic understanding and from there try to understand what the Lord is saying to us in our dreams.
Are Hats in the Bible?
A quick Bible search for the word, “hat” will have zero results but we do see the plural versions (hats) pop up in the book of Daniel.
Then these men were bound in their coats, their hosen, and their hats, and their other garments, and were cast into the midst of the burning fiery furnace. – Daniel 3:21 KJV (emphasis added)
Other translations use the word, turban, but even so we can understand that this was some type of head coverings that Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego wore. But some historians and theologians believe this is a bad interpretation of the word and should actually be translated tunic.
What Does The Bible Say About Hats?
Since, the term hat is used only once in scripture we will have to look at other ways it might have been addressed or translated in scripture. Here are a few:
- Head Covering
When it comes to these hats or head coverings we see that throughout the Old Testament of them being worn for all kinds of reasons and different peoples. Some for noble purposes like the high priest’s turban and frontlet or a king’s crown. Yup, a crown is technically a type of hat or headdress. A very expensive one!
The Smith’s Bible Dictionary gives a nice overview of these Old Testament references.
Headdress, The Hebrews do not appear to have regarded a covering for the head as an essential article of dress. Hats were unknown. The earliest notice we have of such a thing is in connection with the sacerdotal vestments.
(Exodus 28:40) The tsaniph (something like a turban) is noticed as being worn by nobles,
(Job 29:14) ladies, (Isaiah 3:23) and kings, (Isaiah 62:3) while the peer was an article of holiday dress, (Isaiah 61:3) Authorized Version “beauty;” (Ezekiel 24:17, 23) and was worn at weddings. (Isaiah 61:10) The ordinary head-dress of the Bedouin consists of the keffieh, a square handkerchief, generally of red and yellow cotton or cotton and silk, folded so that three of the corners hang down over the back and shoulders, leaving the face exposed, and bound round the head by a cord.
It is not improbable that a similar covering was used by the Hebrews on certain occasions. The Assyrian head-dress is described in Ezekiel 23:15 under the terms “exceeding in dyed attire.” The word rendered “hats” in Daniel 3:21 properly applies to a cloak. – SMITH’S BIBLE DICTIONARY
Now, in the New Testaments we see a whole different thing with head coverings. Paul the apostle goes into great lengths about head coverings in the church in 1 Corinthians 11. I won’t go into this in depth here since thing a huge a topic where you need to unwrap the historical context of the scripture.
But for this purposes here we can see that head covering (hair or other headdress) represents a cover of authority. We can also take the helmet in the armor as God as insight to what a hat could mean as it protects your head.
So, as we can see hats are worn for several reasons throughout scripture:
- Position (High Priest, Kings)
- Authority (Your authority or authority over your)
- Protection (Helmet – Ephesians 6)
- Occasion or Season (Weddings – Isaiah 61:10)
*Since hats cover your head this can also represent your thought life.
Hat Dreams: The Spiritual Meaning of Hats
Alright, now that we have looked at the Biblical view of hats let’s look at some ways on what a hat can spiritual mean in a dream. This is to help you out when you try to interpret your own dream.
Putting a New Hat On In A Dream
Putting on a new hat in a dream can represent a new position, new protection, new season, or a new authority coming into your life.
Here is an example: In this dream you are about to walk outside in the snow, but grab a fuzzy beanie and put it on.
This could mean that the season is changing and you will need extra protection from the elements that will be coming into your life.
Removing Your Hat In A Dream
Taking off a hat in your dream can represent many things, one being you are showing respect or submitting to something or someone. It can also represents a season change or position change.
Here is an example: In this dream you walk into this large office building and in the distance you see a group of men in suits. They come up to you to shake your hand and before they come you remove your baseball cap.
This could represent that a new job position will be opening up where you will have a new people over you. Wearing a baseball cap is not fitting in an office were others are wearing suits, this could mean you might have to put away certain ways of thinking.
How to Interpret Dreams about Hats
I mention this throughout my other dream posts but it’s vital to remember that the source of interpretation must always be God! It’s not me, or something else you read on the internet. If God is speaking to you then you need to talk with Him and ask Him what He is saying.
Then Joseph said to them, “Do not interpretations belong to God? Tell me your dreams.”– Genesis 40:8
I also, want to make it clear that not every dream we have comes from the Lord. So, please keep that in mind as you pursue the interpretation.
As our dreams can be very personal to us and so is the interpretation. A person can have a similar dream as you, but God could be saying something entirely different to them. It’s not always cut and dry and there is no real formula. A symbol can mean one thing this time and another thing another time. You can see this in the various ways that a hat has different symbolic and spiritual meanings.
Without understanding the symbolism in God’s word, we are left guessing at what He may be trying to tell us. The Bible helps ground us in His truth as we seek out the interpretation from the Holy Spirit.
These are some KEY steps you should take when interpreting a dream about hats.
- Write the dream out and make note of anything prominent in the dream. Especially the hat! Jot down the color, style, location you are at, people around you, what you are feeling…etc
- Get your Bible and look into different symbols you see in the dream. Take note and if something is quickened in your spirit then write that down as well.
- Start to pray about the dream and ask the Lord to bring clarity about what the hat symbolizes. Get specific with God! If you sense anything from the Him, write it down on paper or in a journal. And be open to Him telling you that this dream wasn’t from Him. Not all dreams come from the Lord!
- The next step is to share the dream with a mature brother or sister in Christ. Let them know what you are sensing and ask for their insight. I would then encourage you to ask for prayer as well. Please don’t shy away from this step, especially if the dream really bothers you or if you are having repetitious dreams.
- Pray over everything from step 1-4 and what you feel about the dream. Now take action if you feel the Lord is leading to you.
Types of Hats
Hats come in all shapes and sizes. But they usually serve a purpose or are there to make a statement. Because the Bible doesn’t have all these hats listed we have to look at the purpose and statement to sense what God might be saying to us through the dream. Remember always spend time in prayer when trying to interpret your dream.
Hard Hat – Used in construction for protection
Baseball Cap – Casual hat used for sports or casual wear
Top Hat – Formal attire usually worn for an event
Crown – Usually worn by royalty or high position
Visor – Protects the eyes from bright lights or the sun
Beanie – Usually worn during cold weather to keep you warm.
Trapper – A winter hat used traditionally for those who hunt
Military Cap or Beret – Used by those in the military
Helmet – A protective hat the prevents injuries from accidents or attack
Cowboy Hat – Traditionally used to protect cowboys from the harsh weather while working.
Deerstalker – Most often used when hunting but became quite popular because of Sherlock Holmes.
More About Dreams
I hope you have found this post on the Biblical meaning of hats in dreams helpful! Feel free to leave me a comment below! I would love to hear from my readers. I do want to say that I do not interpret dreams for people on the internet. I am sorry, but I don’t have the capacity to answer all the dream interpretation request I get. I only interpret dreams locally at my church and those close to me.
My heart is to write these kinds in articles to help you to learn how God speaks in dreams so you can seek Him and get the interpretation. And I really do hope this was helpful when you dream about hats!
Melissa is a passionate minister, speaker and an ongoing learner of the Bible. She has been involved in church and vocational ministry for over 18 years. And is the founder of Think About Such Things. She has the heart to equip the saints by helping them get into the Word of God and fall more in love with Jesus. She also enjoys family, cooking, and reading.
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